Romulus A. Nunn House

  • 210 New Street
    USA New Bern , NC 28560
    Craven County
  • $850,000
  • 4,738 square feet
  • Lot Size: 0.19 acres / Zoning: Residential

Dottie Corning , REALTOR®/Broker
eXp Realty

Unique opportunity to purchase two historic houses on one lot with river views in a prime historic downtown neighborhood!

The first house, the Romulus A. Nunn house (circa 1903), was built for Judge R. A. Nunn, a prominent local judge and historian, and Elizabeth Nicholls Nunn, daughter of Louisiana Governor Francis T. Nicholls. The house fronts New Street with a full width front porch and beautiful views of the nearby Neuse River. This Victorian Colonial Revival has been completely and lovingly restored by the current owner, who has resided in the home for 25 years. The home is in move-in condition, with new wiring and plumbing throughout and pre-inspected by a structural engineer.

The Romulus A. Nunn House has 3,575 square feet, which includes three bedrooms and three full baths, with a bright, open family room/kitchen addition off the back of the original footprint. Judge Nunn’s library is a book lover’s dream, with built-in bookcases, a coffered ceiling, marbleized fireplace, and carefully restored windows overlooking the rear garden. Features of the house include unique beadboard ceilings with original finish, 5-part crown moldings on both floors, butler pantry rebuilt from its original cabinet doors and old-growth pine boards, one bathroom with original fixtures, rewired antique lighting, and a garden containing fig and peach trees and many spring blooming perennial flowers. Beadboard attic walls hold the chalk writing and drawings of the first children to grow up in the home in the 1910s. Preservationists will be delighted with the original furnishings and historic materials available in the home. Most windows are operational and all have storm windows attached.

The second house, the Coor- Bishop Dependency (circa 1800), stands on a modern raised foundation and fronts Linden Street. This charming structure is 1,163 square feet and ideal for extended family, a nanny, or a rental income. It comes fully furnished and has a wonderful screened porch overlooking the brick courtyard and garden. Monthly rent, historically has ranged from $1,500 to $2,000.

Walk or bike to your favorite restaurants and shops a few short blocks away or stroll to the river, steps from the elegant front porch of this fine home!